You may have bad ram. Have you tried to swap it? Just as a general idea, you can remove the ram modules, use some compressed air to clean around it and replace them in a different order. Do you have access to the Apple Service Diagnostic cd/dvd? If it's 2 months old it's under warrenty so maybe take it to an Apple store and let them check it out. Your new computer is pretty powerful and shouldn't have these issues.
OK. Here is a perfect example of what I am dealing with. I have a song open with a movie because I am scoring today (I never had trouble on my G5 importing and workin with movies and dialogue tracks). I have Reason open
with one of the Reason5 Bass sounds, which takes alot of memory but again never an issue on my G5. I have TWO audio tracks with no plug-ins. Superior Drums, one kit. 1 ESX with a simple cymbal swell sound. I try and load a pad in Omnisphere and I get the below message. If I turn the bass into audio and quit Reason5 it will let
me load the omnisphere sound, so I'm wondering how much of this is a Reason/ Rewire issue. Again never had
trouble with this on G5, Tiger, Reason4 and Logic8. I am running at 32 bit because Reason5 is not 64 bit. Reason6 is 64 bit and even though I don't like the new interface I will pruchase it and run at 64 bit if it will
work. Again I keep hearing different things about 64 bit and 32 bit. I'm trying both and I don't see any
consistent change, still weird and random memory issues.
Both Logic 9 and Leopard/Snow Leopard take considerable more memory than their predecessors.
Running in 32-bit gives you a little over 3.5GB to work with so that's a problem as well. By the time you load the
In fact, Logic was designed 9 to give the memory warning users wouldn't keep loading samples/efx and crash the system, possibly corrupting the project.
The Reason bass sound and rewire together are probably using a lot of memory as well.
You will have to go 64-bit and 8GB RAM to have any comfort level.
You have reached the RAM Limitations of a 32bit (Logic 9) setup. Reverting to an earlier version of Logic 9 is unlikely to help.
Things you could do:
1 Superior drums... reduce the amount of samples loaded here. If you have all the mics/bleed etc on you will be using loads of RAM.
2 Reduce the amount of samples loaded by Omnisphere
3 Use the Bounce in Place functins to print some to audio
4 Check Activity Monitor to see how much RAm you have left (Reason will be using up some too)
5 Get more RAM
6 Consider running in 64 bit mode
Doubtful any version of Logic 9 will help your situation.
In the example you gave, the combination of Logic 9's increased memory footprint, Snow Leopard's higher overhead + Reason/Rewire and you're probably nearing the memory limit of the 32-bit version.
Logic 9 immediately grabs 600MB more memory than Logic 8, it's supposed to free it up if/when needed but so far I've not seen much proof of that.
You will need Reason/Rewire to go 64-bit.
This is all really helpfull and I am a little behind because I got so much mileage out of my G5, which is still
working solid, but I was to a place where I couldn't get the updated sounds and software I needed. I just have
alot of colleagues who are running the same with 32 bit and the same amount of RAM and no problems. Also
know people running in 64 bit with more RAM and no problems, but not everyone is running REASON so
I just assumed I'd be flying with the new system. I think what throws me, is when I check my Activity
Monitor I still have up to 3 gig available when I'm having these problems. If it said none availble, or
very little that would make sense to me, but I still have so much availble when I'm getting the messages.
I don't want to have to bounce and freeze tracks, that's why I upgraded.
All of these responses are very helpfull. Thank you.
Anyone having problems with hooking up a second monitor using a mini display to DVI connector. Mine
won't work, but a mini display to VGA works (my monitor has both, Scepter) but the VGA just
doesn't have the same resolution.
Thank you again.
I just assumed I'd be flying with the new system. I think what throws me, is when I check my Activity Monitor I still have up to 3 gig available when I'm having these problems. If it said none availble, or very little that would make sense to me, but I still have so much availble when I'm getting the messages.
The problem is that running 32-bit Logic (or any single application) only has access to approximately 3.6GB of RAM. Less if the operating system is running in 32-bit.
What Activity monitor is showing you is how much the system sees free.
I am running a new(ish) 8 core with 16 gig ram. Although it won't outrageously outperform my old 2.66 dual core intel, I would have to say that it's gutsy and stable. re. your 9.1.5 question, I am running 9.1.5 on OS 10.6.4 and it's stable. Mostly. You don't want 9.1.4. There was an intermittent graphics issue where dragging a region would crash the computer. Once it appeared in your song, it came up every minute or two, and wasted hours of time. Fixed in 9.1.5, even for those of us still on 10.6
Also, no problems running 2 dvi monitors, one from the dvi and one from the mini port with an adapter.
I notice that the memory issues are specific to your Spectrasonics plugins - verify that you have the latest versions installed: Omnisphere 1.5.6d, Stylus RMX 1.9.6e, Trilian 1.4.1d.
For the monitor issue, try resetting parameter RAM: restart while holding down the command-option-P-R keys until you hear the startup chime twice, then release the keys.